Observations on the Importance of the American Revolution
A defence of the American Revolution by one of its key supporters in Britain, along with a letter by Turgot and a short essay by Mathon de la Cour (also known as Fortuné Ricard).
Observations on the Importance of the American Revolution, and the Means of Making it a Benefit to the World. To which is added, a Letter from M. Turgot, late Comptroller-General of the Finances of France: with an Appendix, containing a Translation of the Will of M. Fortuné Ricard, lately published in France (London: T. Cadell, 1785).
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Table of Contents
- OBSERVATIONS, c.
- Of the Importance of the Revolution which has established the Independence of the United States.
- Of the Means of promoting human Improvement and Happiness in the United States.—And first, of Public Debts.
- Of Peace, And the Means of perpetuating it.
- Of Liberty.
- Of Liberty of Discussion.
- Of Liberty of Conscience, and Civil Establishments of Religion.
- Of Education.
- Of the Dangers to which the American States are exposed.
- Of Debts and Internal Wars.
- Of an unequal Distribution of Property.
- Of Trade, Banks, and Paper Credit.
- Of Oaths.
- Of the Negro Trade and Slavery.
- A Monsieur Price,
- TRANSLATION. To Dr. Price, London.
- THE TESTAMENT, c.
- REMARK, by the Translator.
- No. II. Table of the Produce of each Sum of 100 Livres, bequeathed by the Testator, from one hundred to five hundred Years.
- No. VI. Table of the Disposition of the 4th Sum, amounting to 29,782,761,461 liv. 13 sous.